Meizu 18 series with Snapdragon 888 & a quad-curved display released


Today, Meizu officially released the Meizu 18 series which has two models – Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro. According to the company, it is not settling for less and both devices are flagships. In addition to the Meizu 18 Pro, which focuses on the ultimate performance, the Meizu 18 is light and elegant. Both smartphones come with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and more.

Meizu 18 series

Meizu 18 series Display

The Meizu 18 series is portable, comfortable, and uses a “small and beautiful” design.  The Meizu 18 comes with a 6.23-inch Dynamic AMOLED center punch-hole display with a quad-curved screen design. This device supports a 3200 x 1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

For the Pro model, it uses a 6.7-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED hyperboloid screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1400. This smartphone also supports a screen refresh rate of 120Hz  while the touch sampling rate is 240Hz. This display also supports 526ppi, 1300nit local peak brightness, and 4096 brightness adjustment. It is the first Meizu device to come with Qualcomm’s latest-generation ultrasound on-screen fingerprint technology. The Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor supports 3D Press pressure sensitivity.

Meizu 18 series

In terms of color, the Meizu 18 series also supports a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Furthermore, it comes with SGS low blue light eye protection certification. This display also intelligently adjusts depending on the environmental color temperature to provide a more natural display.

Meizu 18 series Hardware

The Meizu 18 series comes with the top-notch and latest flagship Snapdragon 888 processor. These smartphones also support LPDDR5 RAM, UFS3.1 storage, and WiFi 6E. Furthermore, they support NFC, dual speakers, horizontal linear motor, mEngine 4.0 tactile engine, mBack 2.0, Meizu Pay, and OneMind 5.0.

Meizu 18 series

The Meizu 18 supports up to 12GB LPPD5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 flash memory. This device also uses a large-area VC liquid cooling radiator. The Meizu 18 has a width of 69.2mm and a thickness of only 8.18mm. In terms of weight, it is only 162 grams heavy. The Meizu 18 Pro weighs only 189g, is only 8.1 mm thick, and supports IP68 dustproof and waterproof performance.

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Meizu 18 series camera

The Meizu 18 Pro comes with a Samsung GN1 sensor 50MP main camera and a 32MP ultra-wide-angle lens. It is also equipped with an 8MP telephoto that supports 3x optical zoom, 30x digital zoom, and OIS+EIS hybrid anti-shake. This device also has a 3D depth sensor. On the front is a Samsung GH1 44MP 1.4μm four-in-one sensor. The Meizu 18 also uses a new generation Ultra SMA OIS technology, supports Pure Fusion, DarkVision extreme night scene, super night video, AI super clear portrait, and other camera modes.

As for the Meizu 18, this device comes with a 20MP front camera that supports face unlock, screen fill light, backlight selfie, and front super night view. The Meizu 18 supports a triple rear camera with a 64MP Sony IMX682 main sensor. It also supports a 16MP wide-angle macro lens (Samsung S5K3P9SX sensor) as well as an 8MP camera.

The camera department is one of the major differences between the Meizu 18 and Meizu 18 Pro.

Meizu 18 series battery

The Meizu 18 uses a 4000 mAh battery that supports 36W Super mCharge fast charging, up to 30W fast charging with a bright screen, and can charge 80% of the power in 33 minutes. However, the Meizu 18 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery that supports PD, QC4 + protocol, VC liquid cooling Heat dissipation.

Colour option, Price, and availability

The Meizu 18 series is now up for pre-orders in China through multiple e-commerce sites. It will be available for purchase from March 8. While the Meizu 18 will be available in white, blue, and purple colours, the Meizu 18 Pro will be available in white, blue, and grey colours.

Meizu 18

  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB – 4,399 yuan ($680)
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB – 4,699 yuan ($711)
  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB – 4,999 yuan ($773)

Meizu 18 Pro

  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB  – 4,999 yuan ($773)
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB  – 5,499 yuan ($850)
  • 12 GB RAM + 256 GB – 5,999 yuan ($928)
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